Mardi Gras Beads Donations

Carnival season has ended and Mardi Gras has passed leaving State Indoor Games right around the corner. This year’s theme for Indoor Games is Mardi Gras Masquerade and we need your help! Please consider donating your leftover or unwanted Mardi Gras beads, trinkets, accessories, stuffed animals, masks, etc. for our athletes. Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours at the Special Olympics Louisiana state office, 1000 E Morris Ave, Hammond, LA 70403. For questions or more information you can contact Kate Fussell at 985-345-6644. Thanks!


Polar Plunge Podcast

The Polar Plunge® is one of Special Olympics Louisiana’s largest fundraisers. With the help of our Law Enforcement Torch Run comrades this event is attracting hundreds of people to an otherwise deserted waterhole in the winter. Crowd favorites at this event include a costume contest, musical entertainment, a gigantic ice sculpture, as well as vendor displays and giveaways. Are you Freezin’ for a Reason? For more information click here.

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Play Unified!

Project Unify Athlete and Partner

Unified Sports® is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and unified partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition. Learn more about unified sports.

Sharing One Language: Sport

Being a partner is an additional means of carrying out and fulfilling the mission of Special Olympics. Teams are constructed in such a way as to provide training and competition opportunities that meaningfully challenge and involve all athletes. These opportunities often lead to improved sports skills, higher self-esteem, and equal status among peers and new friendships. Sign up to be a Unified Partner!

NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game Recap

NBA Cares Unified Basketball Game 2015

As one of only 12 Special Olympics athletes, Special Olympics Louisiana’s own, Jacob Majors was chosen to participate in the fourth annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game, as part of this year’s NBA All-Star 2015 in New York, on Saturday. For the very first time, Special Olympics athletes played at New York’s Madison Square Garden – The World’s Most Famous Arena.

Jacob Majors’s unforgettable adventure in New York included participating on a Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball team with current NBA and WNBA stars and past NBA Legends. In an extremely close game, Team East (grey jerseys) emerged as the winner of the game!  Team West got out to an early lead, up 32-24 at the end of the first half, but Team East quickly picked up speed, to emerge victorious, with a nail biter final score of 58-56.  It was a very well-played game.

Check out these photos to see Jacob in action!